Volunteer roles

There are a number of ways you can volunteer with Very Special Kids, depending on your interests and availability. Below are our typical volunteer roles:


Help put the ‘fun’ in fundraising by supporting a variety of fundraising and community activities. You may even learn how to drive one of our giant piggy banks.


Put your hospitality skills to the test or take on other support duties to help our many events run smoothly.

In-home family support

Provide personal in-home support to a family with a very special child with regular visits.

Hospice support

Support the hospice team including helping children enjoy art, music and hydrotherapy or assisting with cooking and housekeeping. Our trained therapy dog Jaffa also needs a friend to play with while she’s on her breaks.

Hospital visits

Brighten the days of children while they are staying in The Royal Children’s Hospital or Monash Children’s Hospital with a friendly visit.

Sibling support program coordinators

Bring your creative side to design engaging holiday programs for primary school aged children who have or had a sick brother or sister.


Welcome visitors to our Malvern office and provide general administration assistance, including answering phones and some computer work.


Help maintain our beautiful gardens to be a welcoming and relaxing environment.

Enquire about volunteering

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We also offer opportunities for Corporate Volunteering that are aligned with our corporate partner relationships.
Please contact to explore ways your organisation can support our important work.